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User:Kazune Tamura

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Kazune Tamura obtained his B.Sc. in Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Chemistry from the University of British Columbia in 2015. During this time, he completed an undergraduate thesis project in the lab of Dr. Harry Brumer where he has stayed on as a Ph.D. candidate (class of 2020). His current work is focused around the study of microbial utilization of common beta-glucans via polysaccharide utilization loci [1, 2, 3, 4].



  1. Tamura K, Hemsworth GR, Déjean G, Rogers TE, Pudlo NA, Urs K, Jain N, Davies GJ, Martens EC, and Brumer H. (2017) Molecular Mechanism by which Prominent Human Gut Bacteroidetes Utilize Mixed-Linkage Beta-Glucans, Major Health-Promoting Cereal Polysaccharides. Cell Rep. 21, 417-430. DOI:10.1016/j.celrep.2017.09.049 | PubMed ID:29020628 | HubMed [Tamura2017]
  2. Grondin JM, Tamura K, Déjean G, Abbott DW, and Brumer H. (2017) Polysaccharide Utilization Loci: Fueling Microbial Communities. J Bacteriol. 199. DOI:10.1128/JB.00860-16 | PubMed ID:28138099 | HubMed [Grondin2017]
  3. Tamura K, Foley MH, Gardill BR, Dejean G, Schnizlein M, Bahr CME, Louise Creagh A, van Petegem F, Koropatkin NM, and Brumer H. (2019) Surface glycan-binding proteins are essential for cereal beta-glucan utilization by the human gut symbiont Bacteroides ovatus. Cell Mol Life Sci. 76, 4319-4340. DOI:10.1007/s00018-019-03115-3 | PubMed ID:31062073 | HubMed [Tamura2019]
  4. Déjean G, Tamura K, Cabrera A, Jain N, Pudlo NA, Pereira G, Viborg AH, Van Petegem F, Martens EC, and Brumer H. (2020) Synergy between Cell Surface Glycosidases and Glycan-Binding Proteins Dictates the Utilization of Specific Beta(1,3)-Glucans by Human Gut Bacteroides. mBio. 11. DOI:10.1128/mBio.00095-20 | PubMed ID:32265336 | HubMed [Dejean2020]
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